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The D&L Blog: Trails

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The D&L Trail is long and the gaps are many, but one area where progress is being made is in the Delaware Canal section. This is due in large part to the strong partnerships that manage and support the trail in this southernmost region. Here is an update of the remaining four big gaps on the trail and what stages they are in. 

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By Brian Greene, Trail Programs Manager With miles and miles of flat and wide trail, the D&L Trail is ideally suited for bike rides – especially long ones.  Therefore, it is no surprise that biking…

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By Brian Greene, Trail Programs Manager The D&L Trail is a flat trail with no car traffic and scenic views with lots of trees providing cooling shade.  That makes it a perfect place for runners…

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This program highlights businesses that provide exceptional customer service and who are geared toward catering to the needs of runners, hikers, and bikers who use the D&L Trail.

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Where: Freemansburg Canal Education Center – Park at grassy area next to D&L Trail. From Main street in Freemansburg turn onto Lockhouse Rd (near Willow Grove Hotel) and make first right onto gravel drive that…

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Where: D&L Trail – Weissport Trailhead – Bridge Street Weissport, PA 18235 When: Saturday Aug. 11, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What: Join the D&L Trail Tenders as we work to preserve the historic…

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Where: D&L Trail – North Catasauqua Trailhead – Park behind the North Catasauqua Public Works Department (1460 Main St. Catasauqua) When: Saturday, July 21 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What: Join the D&L Trail Tenders…

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Building the D&L Trail is like a huge, very complicated jigsaw puzzle. Think about it for a moment… we are re-connecting a 190 year old transportation system that has been disturbed by railroads, highways, modern municipal services, multiple landowners and (sometimes) neglect.

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From improving people’s health to preserving history to protecting the environment to energizing local economies, trails are critical infrastructure that improve a local community’s quality of life. But for these benefits to blossom to their fullest potential, their needs to be more than just a trail.

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Get Your Tail on the Trail’s fifth anniversary year continues to be exciting! We launched an app for Android phones, helped celebrate a new dog park with a dog walk event, and we’re joining State Senator John Yudichak for multiple events while he completes 165 miles for his “Senator Takes a Hike” pledge.

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Roughly a year ago I wrote about the trials and tribulations of trail development in the Lehigh Valley. Those projects, currently eight if you are counting, are predominantly in Lehigh County and some in Northampton County. Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d update everyone on our progress in the last year.

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 Dear Friends, The Mansion House Bridge dedication was awesome!  Thanks to all who came out from near and far to celebrate.  Special thanks to everyone who had even a tiny part in making this dream…

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